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Home Rule

(Encyclopedia) Home Rule, in Irish and English history, political slogan adopted by Irish nationalists in the 19th cent. to describe their objective of self-government for Ireland. Origins of the…

home rule, municipal

(Encyclopedia) home rule, municipal, system adopted in many states of the United States by which a city is given the right to draft and amend its own charter and to regulate purely local matters…

Butt, Isaac

(Encyclopedia) Butt, Isaac, 1813–79, Irish politician and nationalist leader. A member of both the Irish and the English bar, he was a noted conservative lawyer and scholar and an opponent of Daniel…

Craigavon, James Craig, 1st Viscount

(Encyclopedia) Craigavon, James Craig, 1st Viscount krāgăv´ən, 1871–1940, Irish statesman. He worked with Edward Carson in rousing the Protestants of Ulster against Home Rule in the crisis preceding…

Redmond, John Edward

(Encyclopedia) Redmond, John Edward, 1856–1918, Irish nationalist leader. He was elected to Parliament as a Home Rule member in 1881 at the height of the obstructionist program of Charles Parnell.…

Egan, Patrick

(Encyclopedia) Egan, Patrick ē´gən, 1841–1919, Irish and American political leader, b. Co. Longford, Ireland. Fervently devoted to the cause of Irish home rule and land reform, he was a member of the…

Curragh, the

(Encyclopedia) Curragh, the kûr´əkh, undulating plain or common, 4,885 acres (1,977 hectares), Co. Kildare, E Republic of Ireland. It has been a military camp since 1646. The Curragh racecourse is…

Grey, Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl

(Encyclopedia) Grey, Albert Henry George Grey, 4th Earl, 1851–1917, English statesman, nephew of the 3d Earl Grey. In 1880 he entered the House of Commons as a Liberal, but he lost his seat as a…

O'Connor, Thomas Power

(Encyclopedia) O'Connor, Thomas Power, 1848–1929, Irish journalist and politician, known as Tay Pay [i.e., T. P.] O'Connor. In 1879 he won public notice for his hostile biography of…